The Limits Of The Cloud

The Limits Of The Cloud

The Limits Of The Cloud

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Dec. 3 2011 11:25 AM

The Limits Of The Cloud   

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"BGI churns out so much data that it often cannot transmit its results to clients or collaborators over the Internet or other communications lines because that would take weeks. Instead, it sends computer disks containing the data, via FedEx," Andrew Pollack in the New York Times explaining that the web can't keep base with the volume of data churned out by modern-day gene sequencing operations.